Sunday, March 23, 2008
OK, maybe some conspiracy nuts will never be convinced, but one of the side benefits or the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter now in the works is that mission managers intend to capture images of the Apollo. Surveyor, Ranger, and Lunkhod landing sites. According to Mark Robinson of Northwestern University's Center for Planetary Sciences, Principal Investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), "We will image the Apollo sites and you will see the descent stages sitting on the surface." The LRO will map the Moon from an altitude of only 50km.